I'm Eating What?! Jamaican Country Style Corned Beef in a Can From Brazil
Let's start this one off with the label's conundrum. First we've got corned beef "with juices" from a brand called Jamaican Country Style. Do Jamaican country folk eat this stuff? Anyone? Bueller? And it's labeled "Product of Brazil." Hmmm. Do Jamaican country folk living in Brazil eat this stuff? Any Brazilian-Jamaicans willing to answer?
It's not composed of little square chunks, dotted with bits of potato, like hash. Nope, it's little masticated-looking flecks of pink meat with a great degree of fatty bits keeping the lot together. Not the most beautiful presentation in the culinary world, but at least there were no bones, scales, or eyeballs to contend with. No juices either. It just tastes kinda salty and very, very fatty. Even leaves a thick film in the mouth.
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